*This is a downloadable PDF*
When it comes to truly helping an individual with Aphasia recover their speech and language abilities, we need to venture outside the pages of traditional workbooks. This resource will take you beyond the typical "paper and pen" workbook, providing innovative and effective tasks and activities to help someone with Aphasia and Apraxia recover their speech and language abilities. These tasks can be carried out by anyone, creating an opportunity to build a robust home practice program with involvement of a communication partner (or multiple communication partners, i.e. a friend, family member, coworker, etc.). Principles of neuroplasticity and evidence-based practice have been worked into each and every one of these tasks, and since there is no one person with Aphasia who is the same, this collection of activities describes ways to modify tasks and manipulate stimuli in order to meet the changing abilities and variabilities of someone with Aphasia. Beyond providing clear, step-by-step instructions and a list of stimuli for each activity, we provide you with ways to ensure you are giving enough support to the person with Aphasia to avoid frustration, while also maintaining an appropriate level of challenge in order to help them rebuild connections in their brain. This is when it truly becomes a “therapeutic” task. This resource is the first in what will be a series of treatment activities.
Working outside the workbook is also available on Kindle at Amazon.com. The paperback copy will be coming soon to Amazon.
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